Bloomberg Law
May 19, 2020, 9:40 PMUpdated: May 19, 2020, 10:48 PM

IRS to Order Thousands of Employees to Return June 1 (1)

Allyson Versprille
Allyson Versprille

The IRS expects to require thousands of employees in Kentucky, Texas, and Utah to return to their worksites beginning June 1. The action moves beyond the agency’s earlier call for volunteers to staff offices amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The agency previously offered incentive pay to employees who were willing to voluntarily return to their offices to perform tasks including opening mail, processing paper tax returns, and taking phone calls. The latest action, which will continue to focus on employees with jobs that can’t be performed from home, comes as states begin to ease closures and stay-at-home orders.

IRS Commissioner Charles ...

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